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Light rail station to go up east of Pacific Highway BY STEVE HUNTER

When light rail comes to Kent’s West Hill in eight years or so, Sound Transit proposes to build an elevated station near 30th Avenue South on the east side of

Pacific Highway South. Sound Transit staff, along with key stakeholders, including representatives from the cities of Kent and Des Moines, recommended on Oct. 22 to the agency’s Board of Directors that 30th Avenue

opportunity here,” said Ben Wolters, city of Kent economic and community development director, to the board. “This is game changing….We are going to create a new community in an area in need of investment.”

South should be the preferred location rather than a station on the west side of Pacific Highway closer to Highline College. The station would be just south of Kent-Des Moines Road. “We’re very excited about the

The board directed staff in July to work with stakeholders about a best location for a station in Kent. The board picked a west side of Interstate 5 alignment in July [ more LIGHT RAIL page 5 ]

B&O tax to pay for James Street repavement BY STEVE HUNTER

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erything to the 66-year-old Auburn woman. “I like being friendly to the visitors, picking their things up,” said Betty Ugland, taking a break from her shift at Panera Bread at Kent Station, her part-time job for the past seven years. “I’m doing well here … they want me to stay.”

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Kent drivers late next year will have a much smoother ride up and down the James Street hill once crews finish a $1.7 million project to repave the road. Crews will repave all lanes along James Street, also known as South 240th Street, between Central Avenue and 94th Avenue South as part of the $4.6 million raised each year for street repairs from the business and occupation (B&O) tax. The City Council approved the B&O street project list at its Oct. 20 meeting. The council also approved $2.4 million in residential street repair projects paid for by an increase this year in the solid waste (garbage) utility tax paid by customers. The tax rate on each bill jumped to 18.3 percent from 7.8 percent. “We will do a full asphalt overlay after landscaping

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School board candidate maintains she lives in district BY HEIDI SANDERS

Kent School Board candidate Trisha Sanders told King County Elections officials at a hearing on Wednesday morning that she does live in the district despite her opponent’s claims. Kent School Board member Russ Hanscom, Sanders’ opponent for the District 1 seat, filed a voter registration challenge alleging Sanders did not live at the Kent address she used to file. Sanders decided in July not to actively seek the

board seat. Her name appears on the Nov. 3 ballot. Sanders attended the hearing on Wednesday, which lasted less than 10 minutes. Neither Hanscom nor former Kent City Council candidate Bailey Stober, who submitted the voter registration challenge with Hanscom, were at the hearing. Sanders presented several documents to show her residency, including an affidavit stating when she moved in, her driver’s license, voter registration card, copies of several utility bills at the address under her name and the certified letter sent to

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her address informing her of the hearing, which her husband signed for. In the challenge, Hanscom said he made multiple attempts to contact Sanders at the address, including sending a certified letter and visiting the residence, to no avail. He said her Facebook account says she lives in Federal Way. Sanders said she and her husband work alternating schedules so someone is usually home. “Our house is rarely empty,” she said during the hearing. “I’m kind of amazed we missed them (Hanscom and Stober) four or five times.” Elections director Sherril Huff said she would make a decision within 10 days of the hearing based on evidence presented by Sanders and documentation provided by Hanscom and Stober in the challenge they submitted. If the challenge is upheld, Sanders’ voter registration will be cancelled. Since the challenge was received on Oct. 2, less than 45 days before the election, a decision will not affect the Nov. 3 election.

Healthy hug Kent Elementary first-graders hug Dr. Cleo, Molina Healthcare’s mascot, during a literacy event at the school on Oct. 22. The event was put on by Molina Healthcare and the Molina Foundation, which will donate 800 books to the school for the students to take home. Staff from the Molina Foundation and volunteers read stories promoting a healthy lifestyle to the first-graders during the event. Kent Elementary is one of about 35 schools and community-based organizations in Washington to benefit from the donation of 40,000 books. HEIDI SANDERS, Kent Reporter

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City Council considers using reserve funds to balance budget BY STEVE HUNTER

The Kent City Council might use reserve funds, count on higher sales tax revenue or raise property taxes to resolve a $863,000 city budget gap for 2016.

Mayor Suzette Cooke proposed earlier this fall another jump in the city property tax rate next year to bring in additional revenue, at the cost of about $20 per year for the owner of a $300,000 home. The council debated at a workshop on Oct. 20 whether to go with the mayor’s proposal or come up with its own plan. Council members discussed possibilities but didn’t reach any conclusions. They are scheduled to meet again on Nov. 10 as they

October 30, 2015 [3] work to approve an adjustment to the two-year budget by Dec. 8. Cooke wants to use what’s known as banked capacity to raise property taxes higher than the 1 percent state cap. Kent has saved about $6 million in banked capacity because the city reduced its property tax levy by $1 per $1,000 assessed valuation in 2011 after voters in 2010 approved the formation of the Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority (RFA). The RFA levies a property tax of $1

per $1,000 assessed valuation. City staff estimates sales tax revenue this year at $23.3 million, a $1.4 million increase over the initial budget estimate of $21.9 million. Staff recommended using up to $430,000 to help balance the budget. A transfer of $863,000 out of the reserve fund would still leave the council at its goal of a fund balance at 10 percent (or about $8.5 million) of the city’s general fund budget, according to city staff.

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The Kent Police Department invites the community to have “Coffee With the Chief” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at The Golden Steer restaurant, 23826 104th Ave. SE. “Coffee with the Chief is a great opportunity, in an informal and relaxed setting, to hear from Chief Ken Thomas and members of the command staff about important events taking place in the community,” said John Pagel, community education coordinator for Kent Police. Members of the Neighborhood Response Team and the Community Education Unit also will be available to answer questions.

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Luncheon helps support Multi-Service Center FOR THE REPORTER

Elected officials and community leaders throughout South King County gathered at Emerald Downs on Oct. 22 for Multi-Service Center’s (MSC) second annual MSC Helps Luncheon. Kent City Councilmember Jim Berrios,

ment of Veterans Affairs, spoke at the luncheon. While the event supports all of Multi-Service Center’s programs throughout South King County, the focus of this year’s luncheon was how the community can support veterans. So far, more than $53,000 has been raised. Donations can be made online at mschelps. org/donate/.


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The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday adopted a motion making major changes to county policies regarding fare evasion on Metro buses. The council adopted a motion introduced by Councilmember Dave Upthegrove that calls for: • Ending the policy of criminally charging young people in connection to fare evasion on Metro buses • Developing a new Metro suspension of use policy to confirm that it is equitable, just and has due process protections for all riders • Improving geographic equity for all transit riders trying to resolve their citations (eliminate the “Shoreline Rule” where most fare evasion cases are adjudicated at Shoreline


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[4] October 30, 2015 [ TRILLIUM from page 1 ] into the workforce. Its staff of skilled professionals works closely with businesses and applicants to ensure a quality match and long-term success. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Trillium, and other reputable agencies like it, are playing a big part by providing opportunities for individuals who want to work, and companies eager to diversify. Businesses in a variety of fields and individuals with disabilities benefit from Trillium’s recruiting and job training services. Trillium, which started in Auburn more than 30 years ago, serves King, Pierce, Kitsap and Clark counties. Trillium has placed individuals in 720 jobs in the area since 2010. So far this year, 119 clients have found work through Trillium’s guidance.

Seven businesses at Kent Station have reached out and connected with Auburn-based Trillium, one of the country’s pioneer employment agencies. Eight Trillium-backed employees work at Kent Station today. Merchants are realizing the benefits of joining the program, according to Cynthia Tanis, Kent Station marketing manger. “Trillium has a presence here, and by spreading the word, more businesses are willing to work with them,â€? Tanis said. Michelle Suarez is a believer. While working at Road Runner Sports, she discovered the joys of sharing the job with a Trillium-supported employee, Markell Bronson. “It changed the atmosphere when he came to work. ‌ He would turn (other employees’ days) around,â€? said Suarez, who now works as an employ-

ment consultant for Trillium. “(Markell) always has a positive attitude. He’s just a pleasure to work with. ‌ No matter who the person is, they have something to offer the business. It’s an untapped resource because they have so much to offer.â€? Individuals with disabilities have proven to be some of the hardest workers. One of those is Covington’s Dona Ayres, 26, who has been busing tables and doing other chores at Trapper’s Sushi for three years. “I love being here. It makes me happy and keeps me focused,â€? Ayres said. “Sometimes there’s pressure, but others help me. I do really well here.â€? Whitney Starksen, Ayres’ job coach, has seen her grow with the work experience. “She’s a total rock star,â€? Starksen said. “She’s awesome.â€? Trillium works with


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said he expects to submit a landscaping proposal to the council’s Public Works Committee in the next couple of months. In the other major project for 2016, the city will spent about $1 million to replace an asphalt road with concrete along 80th Avenue South between South 194th Street and South 192nd Street. The road sits low and has a lot of drainage problems as well as high truck traffic, LaPorte said. The project covers two blocks but not the entire street. It will cost another $5 million to install concrete down to South

188th Street. “80th Avenue lends itself very well to concrete because with a high water table concrete isn’t affected like the asphalt is,� LaPorte said about using the more expensive concrete surface that lasts longer. “When a truck drives over a wet asphalt road it’s like driving over a wet sponge and it all comes up and falls apart.� Other expenditures from the B&O fund include $600,000 as part of the ongoing concrete sidewalk replacement program around the city; $250,000 in additional funds to finish the traffic island rehab project along Pacific Highway South; $200,000 for crack sealing of roads; $150,000 for pavement markings; and $100,000 for overhead sign replacement. The most expensive projects from the garbage tax fund include $650,000 to repave 116th Avenue Southeast from Southeast 256th Street to Southeast 248th Street; $500,000 to repave South 254th Street and South 253rd Street from Lake Fenwick Road to South 252nd Place, including 43rd Place South and 42nd Place South; and $400,000 to repave Lakeside Boulevard. Smaller asphalt overlay projects of about $65,000 each are planned for several other neighborhood streets.

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as the preferred route for a 7.6-mile extension of light rail from SeaTac to Federal Way rather than down Highway 99, also known as Pacific Highway South. Sound Transit plans to expand light rail from the Angle Lake Station at South 200th in SeaTac, which opens in 2016, to Kent/Des Moines, just north of South 240th Street, by 2023 and then the full stretch to Federal Way near South 320th Street when more funding is secured for the more than $1 billion project. Construction is expected to begin in 2019 on the SeaTac to Kent extension. Sound Transit staff will prepare a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the preferred route with a final board decision to be made late next year. Wolters told the board a station along 30th Avenue gives the best opportunity for Kent and Des Moines to implement their Envision Midway plan, an agreement between the two cities about zoning regulations and design guidelines to bring transitoriented development to the area between South 216th Street and South 272nd Street. Kent will allow building heights from 55 to 200 feet, which is about 16 stories tall. City officials want to encourage developers to build up rather than the construction of more strip malls.

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College wants it next door Highline College officials and students preferred a station on the west side of Pacific Highway, right next to the campus. With a station to be built on the east side, they want guarantees of safe pedestrian access between the station and the college, which is in Des Moines. Part of the plan is for a new street, South 236th Lane, to be built to connect the light rail station and college campus. Sound Transit also will build a parking structure to handle 500 vehicles next to the light rail station. King County Councilman Dave Upthegrove, whose district includes Kent’s West Hill and who serves on the Sound Transit board, said he wants all of the recommendations from stakeholders implemented, including making sure South 236th Lane is built and pedestrians have safe access to the college. Cathal Ridge, light rail development manager, said cooperation between the agency, the cities of Kent and Des Moines, Highline College and the state Department of Transportation will help accomplish the recommendations, including a safe crossing for pedestrians.

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[ MORE MONEY ] Sound Transit officials are proposing to construct an elevated station near 30th Avenue South on the east side of Pacific Highway South. It is the preferred spot rather than a station on the west side of Pacific Highway closer to Highline College. The station would be just south of the Kent-Des Moines Road. COURTESY MAP, Sound Transit “The goal is to work with the stakeholders to realize those,” Ridge said. Upthegrove added he already knows what he wants to name the station, currently referred to as Kent/ Des Moines. “I’m going to call it Highline College Station,” he said. Stakeholders in the Kent/Des Moines area presented the board with the following recommendations: • Provide a connection from the station to Highline College along the future South 236th Lane. The group envisioned a boulevard that would include pedestrian walkways, lighting, landscaping, weather protection and other treatments. • Implement treatments at the future South 236th Lane crossing of SR 99 to enhance pedestrian safety and convenience. • Facilitate transit-oriented develop-

ment along South 236th Lane in the near term to help activate the connection between the station and the college and enhance safety and security. • Maintain existing King County Metro bus stops on the south side of campus. • Improve pedestrian access from adjacent neighborhoods to the station area. • Facilitate housing development in the Midway area that can accommodate a mix of incomes. • Consider naming the station “Highline Station” or “Highline College Station.” The group recognizes that adoption of a station name would be a board decision and subject to broader public input during final design. • Continue to engage Highline students and other stakeholders in ongoing planning efforts.





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OQ U O T E O F N O T E :

“This is game changing….We are going to create a new community in an area in need of investment.” – Ben Wolters, city of Kent economic and community development director, on light rail coming to Kent’s West Hill.


Best Starts for Kids will make our communities safer, stronger

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When we can give children the opportunity to lead better lives, we should seize it. We have that chance in this year’s general election by voting to support King County Proposition No. 1, the Best Starts for Kids levy. We hear a lot about reducing crime. Proposition 1 will do just that. When we invest in kids early, they are much less likely to end up in jail or prison later in life. I know from experience — and from research — that investments in programs that put our kids on the right track are some of the most powerful crime reduction tools at our disposal. Proposition 1, which would cost the average homeowner in King County just over $1 per week, will make a big difference in children’s lives and in our community. Half of the proceeds raised each year will be devoted to proven programs for children up to age 5 – the years in which research tells us the brain lays the foundation for later health, behavior and learning.   One of these proven programs is the Nurse-Family Partnership, a voluntary, high-quality home visiting program that has been proven to prevent child abuse and neglect and help kids get off to a strong start in life. The Nurse-Family Partnership matches low-income young women in their first pregnancy with a registered nurse who provides coaching and education beginning before birth until the child’s second birthday. Studies found that children whose mothers

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Fireworks ban doesn’t favor everyone The statement in favor of a fireworks ban in Kent and several letters to the editor have mentioned individuals with PTSD as a reason fireworks should be banned in Kent. Kent is a large city and many who live here have a variety of special needs or disabilities, which may be cognitive, mental or physical. The decision of whether or not to ban fireworks will affect all of them, some in ways that have not been mentioned. Our son was born with a birth defect that affected his lungs. He was oxygen dependent for most of the first nine years of his life, but he was able to enjoy watching fireworks because we would do a small family display in the street, which allowed him to be a part of the celebration while watching safely from the window. We have a friend with fibromyalgia. Last year she attended a small neighborhood celebration where her children could enjoy watching fireworks. Part way through the evening her symptoms increased, which necessitated her leaving early. This was easily accomplished in a small setting, but she could not have crossed a park, waited for a shuttle, and then walked to her car. Her family would be left out if there was a ban. We have many friends who have children with special needs. Many of these chil-

Letters policy The Kent Reporter welcomes letters to the editor on any subject. Letters must include a name, address and daytime phone number for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for length. Letters should be no more than 250 words in length. Submissions may be printed both in the paper and electronically. Deadline for letters to be considered for publication is 2 p.m. Tuesday. dren have behaviors such as wandering, repetitive noises and inability to understand the concept of personal space. Having only one large fireworks venue to be watched by everyone means throwing these families and their children together with the masses who often do not understand or have no patience with those who are different from themselves. Many of these families will stay home if there is a ban – having no real option to enjoy the traditional holiday festivity in fireworks. Allowing legal fireworks means allowing those who are different to create inclusive havens adapted to their needs. Banning fireworks will likely marginalize a segment of our community that already struggles with exclusion. Please vote no on Advisory Proposition No. 1. – Dawn Galloway

Safe fireworks are harmful, too I read with interest the articles supporting the sale and use of fireworks – both legal and those purchased on tribal land. In my view, there is little, if any difference between the two – both are problematic. Some of the worst fires have been the result of safe and sane “Bee’s” or “Jumping Jacks.” In my 35-plus years as a Kent firefighter, I can say unequivocally that there will be: 1. a structure fire as the result of fireworks; and 2. someone will be suffer an injury. These events are predictable and preventable. Why do we continue to sanction such an outcome under the guise of patriotism? – Terry McCartin

Our flawed city government So our mayor and City Council are finally asking for our opinion on a city issue to ban safe and sane fireworks and send citizens to the reservation to buy unsafe and insane fireworks. Where were these advisory votes when the mayor and council … 1. decided to sell off our beautiful golf course to a developer? 2. decided to cave in to business on the B&O tax to fix our roads? [ more LETTERS page 7 ] 3. decided to raise our garbage fees about 15 percent to fix our roads? 4. decided to raise their salaries? 5. decided to dump half a million dollars every year into a failed Kent business? 6. decided to ignore our 55-percent yes vote on marijuana issues? So far, all we’ve gotten from our elected leaders is the middle digit on these issues. It’s no wonder we have such a dismal voter turnout in Kent. It’s obvious that these leaders have no idea what real representative government looks like. – Gregory Worthing

Prop 1 not exactly the solution I won’t be voting for Best Starts for Kids, and here is why: At our latest Neighborhood Council meeting, Mr. Phil Dindia gave an informative and emotional presentation on the benefits of voting for Proposition 1. There are many parts of this proposition that I agree with. Our government needs to provide safety and equal rights to its citizens to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I also agree that too much of our government budget is spent out of necessity on justice and correctional systems. I agree that prevention would be less costly and would benefit citizens of all ages. Mr. Dindia spoke from personal experience of working with youth in detention centers who cried out because of their circumstances. He noted that 100 percent of them came from broken homes and abuse. That hit my heart hard. I have spent much of this evening looking into the fine print of Proposition 1. Although it proposes much good, I don’t see more than a very small percent of the funds earmarked for mending broken homes or preventing abuse. If abuse and broken homes are a major cause for children ending up in the

justice/correctional system, it seems to me that the real prevention or the real best start for kids would be to put the vast majority of the raised tax funds toward programs such as marriage, creating home stability, parenting, family relations and personal and family finance. It seems to me that by treating the real cause, we would have a better outcome. It also seems to me that the worthy issues Proposition 1 focuses on – prescreening for mental health issues and preventing homelessness, supporting pregnant women, etc. – would all fit nicely into subsets of the above mentioned “real cause” issues. Proposition 1 looks good at the outset, but by treating only the symptoms instead of the cause, I believe we will still have (if not an increase of) broken families and abuse in the years to come. I would much rather see my money put toward programs that promote family stability. I don’t see that Proposition 1 is aimed in that direction. – Annette Pratt

Give children the best start in life Children deserve the best start in life. King County voters have an opportunity this election to make a strong investment in young children and our communities. The Best Starts for Kids levy would support strategies serving children prenatal to age 5, giving more children a greater opportunity to reach their full potential. As the oldest and largest organization devoted to children in the state, Children’s Home Society of Washington understands the importance of reaching young children and their parents — as the Best Starts does. The majority of human brain growth occurs in a child’s first three years, making these years a critical time period that can have a lifelong impact.

Achievement gaps for disadvantaged children appear as soon as 18 months and many children still arrive at preschool already lagging behind their more privileged peers. Every day, our staff helps young children and their families get on the path toward success and stay there. However, we are only reaching a portion of the families who would greatly benefit from this boost. For the average King County homeowner, a $5 a month investment can give children and families the tools they need to succeed in school and life. – Sharon Osborne, president/ CEO, Children’s Home Society of Washington

We need new approach without raising taxes I agree with the letter in the Oct. 23 edition. Enough with property tax hikes. Every time I turn around, someone wants to raise property taxes. The mayor of Kent, King County or the state. And now the Kent City Council supports King County’s efforts to raise them. Really? The city of Kent recently proposed its own property tax hike. How about a new approach? If you don’t have the money to pay for something new without raising taxes, don’t do it. And if the city can’t afford to give the mayor a raise without raising taxes, now is not the time. – Linda Barker

Troutner is the choice for council Toni Troutner has my vote for Kent City Council. It is important to me to have a representative that has a proven work ethic and demonstrated commitment to this community. Toni has shown she is an effective leader through her work with the PTA, Kent Area Council, her church, the severe weather homeless shelter and various other activities her family has

been involved in. She is the only candidate that has been out meeting residents and businesses. She has been attending council meetings so she can hit the ground running and will have the knowledge necessary to be effective from day one. It is important to Toni that she represents the entire community. She has taken time to learn about the concerns of our diverse city and has the tools necessary to address them. When you vote, please vote Toni Troutner – the only choice for Kent City Council Position 6. – Former Mayor Jim White

Vote Troutner for City Council I have known Toni Troutner for approximately 10 years. We met through PTA and developed a friendship through our mutual goal of helping the children in our community. She also has been involved in many other committees throughout the city, including the Kent City Drug Commission. Toni’s commitment to our community is very strong. She has shown that she is an effective leader, has a strong work ethic and has an amazing understanding of the rapidly changing demographics in Kent. I have worked with her in many capacities on many committees and her ability to get the job done, on time, and effectively make her a strong candidate for City Council. She is willing to do

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...obituaries Alvin Wilfred Benoit May 31, 1929 – October 17, 2015 Alvin Wilfred Benoit was born May 31, 1929 in Red Lake Falls, MN. He married Lois Chester on October 23, 1952. In 1969 they moved to Kent, Washington where they owned and operated Shady Park Grocery store. Al loved dancing, telling jokes and football. Al is survived by: His Children: Doug, Gail, Gary, Cherie, Danny and their spouses. Grandchildren: Dawn, Nicholas, Heather, Ryan, Corey and Michael and Great granddaughter Jamie. 1446642

Les Everett Fleming 12/30/33 – 10/20/15

Les is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Peggy (Kent, WA); his children, Dale (Sherrie) Fleming, Terry (Nancy) Fleming; 10 grandchildren & 14 greatgrandchildren; siblings Earl, Erv (Elaine), Dolly Child, & Janet (Dave) Gill. He is preceded in death by his parents, 6 siblings, daughter Debbie, son Ric, daughterin-law Camilla & granddaughter Jenna. In lieu of flowers donations can be to the Cancer Research of your choice. Service & reception will be on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 1pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Kent, WA 1446352

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Eleanor (“Ellie”) Marie (Ferris) Larson passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 17, 2015, in Tacoma, Washington. Eleanor was born in Sidney, Montana, and married her high school sweetheart, Ivan Allen Larson (who predeceased her on February 23, 2015). They had two children, Ronald (Linda) and Janice (Gary). She is survived by her two children, their spouses, three grandchildren and their spouses, four great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law Bernadine Larson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Eleanor worked throughout her life as a bank teller, telephone operator, secretary at various Lutheran churches, and ultimately retired as head secretary from Panther Lake Elementary in Kent, WA, where she had worked from 1966 to 1985. She enjoyed playing golf, cards and dominos, and she loved cats. A Memorial Service honoring Eleanor’s life will be held on November 7, 2015, at 2:00 PM, at the Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community, located at 1301 N. Highlands Parkway, in Tacoma, WA. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, remembrances/ donations be made to the Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community Foundation to honor Eleanor’s wishes - 1445052

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Kent Food Bank depends on in providing a Thanksgiving meal for community members in need. “This year with the unified effort of businesses, organizations and participating schools, our goal is to collect $25,000 and 10,000 pounds of food donations,” Kay said. FOR THE REPORTER Cumulative donations over the past four years exceed $56,500 and 16,800 pounds of Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke officially food. proclaimed the fifth Annual Kent Turkey Challenge during the City Council “A lot of times the people that rely meeting on Oct. 20. on Kent Food Bank are hurting,” The proclamation identifies said Kay. “But to be able to provide Oct. 5 through Nov. 20 as the Kent a turkey dinner in honor, respect Turkey Challenge where the efforts and generating hope for these of businesses and organizations are families, it’s a tremendous honor to combined in a friendly competition receive this [proclamation] and repto collect food and monetary donaresent this. There is nothing greater tions for the Kent Food Bank. Cooke than to be able to change lives and “The first year of the challenge make an impact.” was a humble one that involved In addition to the collection process, nearly 20 businesses collecting about $5,000 and 1,000 pounds of food,” said Torklift Torklift Central orchestrates the community owner Jack Kay at the council meeting. “We event by providing complimentary donabelieve that the continued support of the tion boxes and materials to any business or proclamation is very key in facilitating this organization wanting to participate. opportunity by lending credibility, which Businesses still interested in participating has been instrumental in bringing about the can call Torklift Central marketing direc70 different Kent businesses and organizator Katie Brown at 253-720-1969 or email tions that are now involved.” Katie@torklift After loss of a portion of public fundFor a list of participating businesses and ing in 2011, the Kent Turkey Challenge groups, go to provides the needed resources that the

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cooperation with the other members of City Council continue to help Kent be the wonderful place where we all live and raise our families. Toni has very strong family values and with her

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husband, Brett, they are raising two boys in the Kent community and hopes that her children will stay in the community and raise their families here as well. Please join me in supporting Toni in this worth-

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My vote goes to Bhullar I’m a white, middle-aged mother of two, and I’m voting for Hira Bhullar for Kent City Council Position 1. Here’s why: I respect people who put others first, and I believe in the American Dream. I’ve known Hira personally for two years. We both work at Starbucks headquarters in IT and share a

some things they would normally do because they were depressed or without hope. These are not just alarming statistics. These are young people we see in our communities every day. Young people whose lives and futures represent our region’s future. Today, children who are disadvantaged by poverty and other circumstances are far more likely to miss out on the early education, mentoring and support that many young people need to overcome difficult life circumstances. Our communities will be far stronger if kids from all backgrounds have the support they need to grow up to become not only productive members of society, but the leaders of tomorrow as well.   Proposition 1 will fund that support and enable the screening, assistance and intervention programs that give young people the help they need – and decrease the mental health and addiction vanpool to work five days a week. We talk a lot in the van. Let me share what I’ve learned about Hira during these drives: • He was born in India, but has lived in this country longer than he hasn’t. • He is a naturalized citizen. • He’s a software developer at Starbucks. • He’s lived in Kent for almost a decade. • He’s married and has two kids in Kent public schools. • His son loves sports and plays baseball in a Kent league. • His daughter loves mu-

problems that challenge them down the road. By the time kids get to the criminal justice system, a lot of damage has been done, and reversing course is costly and much less effective. The Best Starts for Kids Levy can and will give thousands of children now and in the future a better opportunity to grow up healthy, succeed in school and lead a quality life. It will also help ensure we have the motivated and well-prepared workforce developed from our own community to be the future teachers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and public safety officers that our region needs to grow and prosper. The kids of today and tomorrow are indeed our hope for a brighter future, and they deserve the best opportunity to succeed. King County Sheriff John Urquhart was first elected in 2012 and has served in law enforcement for nearly 40 years.

sic and all the usual tween things you’d expect from a middle-school girl. • Hira loves football and matches his turban to Seahawks colors during the season – and it’s not just for show, this guy knows football. • He’s funny and friendly and loves a good joke. • He’s new to politics and sees this seat as just another way to be of service to others. • He’s a good friend to all. I’ve never heard him say a mean thing about another person – even in traffic. – Marli Larimer

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Police bust man for dumping beer on fan at Scorpions concert Kent Police arrested a 48-year-old man for investigation of fourth-degree assault and obstructing an officer after he reportedly poured beer on another man and his daughter during the Scorpions rock concert at the ShoWare Center. The man also allegedly

struggled with officers about three people in as they tried to the row in front of POLICE remove him from him. A man, sitting his seat at about 9:30 with his wife and p.m. on Oct. 9 at the 12-year-old daugharena, 625 W. James. ter in front of the St., according to the police long-haired man, asked report. the man multiple times The incident started not to invade his space. when the man started mov- The long-haired man then ing his head up and down poured beer on the man during the concert causing and his daughter. his long hair to hit against Alcohol enforcement


staff started to deal with the matter before Kent Police, working security at the concert, were asked to step in. The man told police “I can’t leave� several times and held out his arms perpendicular to his body. Because of the man’s disobedient nature, alcohol involved in the incident and the close quarters of the seats, police decided to



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detain the man in handcuffs to remove him from the section. When an officer tried to take control of the man’s left arm, the man responded by putting his right hand on the officer’s shoulder. A second officer pulled out a Taser and fired it, but the darts were ineffective because of the close range. The officer then held the Taser against the man’s back and they were able to handcuff him. The man struggled with police as they forcibly escorted him to get him to go down stairs and outside of the arena. The man cursed at officers as he was read his rights, and police didn’t ask him any questions about the incident before taking him to the city jail.

Woman loud, drunk and disorderly Officers arrested a woman for investigation of disorderly conduct after responding four times during the night of Oct. 10 to her apartment at the Terra Villa Apartments, 3012 S. 240th St. An officer responded the first time at about 5:42 p.m. to the complex because several people were loud and the officer had to yell at the woman to get her to go back inside her apartment, according to the police report. On the second call about a child custody issue involving the woman’s friend, police again had to ask the woman to go back inside her unit, which she did. On the third call, the woman had been outside making threats. The officer told her if they were called out one more time because

of her, she would be taken to jail. At about 11:33 p.m. police received a fourth complaint call. This time the caller reported a woman in the parking lot screaming for people to come outside so she could “whoop� them. The woman told police she had been in an argument with another woman at the complex. That woman told officers the woman in the parking lot wanted to fight her. Police arrested the woman for disorderly conduct for trying to provoke a fight with another tenant.

Man rips mirror off vehicle Police arrested a man for investigation of thirddegree malicious mischief after he reportedly ripped the mirror off a vehicle that a woman had parked at about 11:16 p.m. on Oct. 10 in order to use a cash machine in the 200 block of West Meeker Street. The woman told officers the man walked up to her vehicle and yelled at her and a friend before he grabbed the driver’s side mirror and yanked at it until it broke, according to the police report. The pair then drove away and called 911. Officers responded and found the man walking along the street while yelling incoherently. They noted he appeared obviously intoxicated. The man yelled at officers when they read him his rights, so officers didn’t ask the man any questions. The report noted the man seemed to be very agitated and irrational.

A DES MOINES Spanish-language interpreter charged with overbilling the state has repaid more than $5,600 for mileage and patient appointments that authorities say never happened. Bersabed Boling, 41, appeared in Thurston County Superior Court on Tuesday, and paid back the full amount that she was accused of stealing from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), according to a L&I media release.



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On May 9, 2015 I was honored to be a participant in an Honor Flight for World War II veterans. Lilia Anderson was appointed as my guardian for the trip and made my journey perfect from beginning to end. At our departure, dozens of people, including USO veterans with placards cheered 56 Washington veterans and their 50 guardians. Only two of us were women, both of us named Louise! ƂÌœÕÀ >Ìˆ“œÀi`iÃ̈˜>̈œ˜œÕÀ}ÀœÕ«wi` two buses with an escort from eight Vietnam Veterans on Harley Davidsons. A hug from one of them, a big burly bearded vet, made my arrival very special. The next morning our buses were wi`܈̅Ài`‡Ã…ˆÀÌi`ÛiÌiÀ>˜Ã>˜`LÕi‡Ã…ˆÀÌi` guardians on our way to Washington D.C. We visited the WWII, Lincoln, Korean, Vietnam, Iwo Jima, FDR, Navy and American Veterans Disabled for Life memorials. Along the way, we had a picnic lunch and ended the momentous day with a banquet in the evening. We visited the Women in Military Service of

America Memorial, where I discovered that I was a charter member. We also visited Arlington Cemetery and passed the Air Force monument. On the plane ride home we were surprised to get mail call, and I received a mail bag with 99 letters from friends, relatives and students. On our arrival home, we were amazed at our reception from Marines and Navy personnel standing at attention. Each of us received a handmade quilt which I will treasure always. On our return over 300 people greeted us and we enjoyed a wonderful program of entertainment. In February of 1943, the Marine Corps advertised to encourage women to join the corps. With the approval of my parents, I enlisted on March 2, 1943. The next week 24 of us departed by train for boot camp at Hunter College in New York. Fourteen of the Seattle women were assigned to Marine Corps Headquarters in Arlington, VA and I became the secretary to the Quartermaster Corps. ܜÀŽi`vœÀwÛi>Àˆ˜i œÀ«Ã“i˜ˆ˜̅iœvwVi for the remainder of the war and was discharged in November, 1945. The Marine Corps was an important part of my life and the Honor Flight spotlighted our service including recognition by the Seahawks. It has been overwhelming to receive such gratitude for our service. Sent in by Lilia Anderson, Community Relations Director for Merrill at Renton Centre where Louise George resides. 425-235-6400.

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Seeing the World around you through healthy eyes and clear vision is often considered to be one of the pillars of great quality of life. Unfortunately, in some cases, either because of age, genetics, injury or a combination of these factors, a person may suffer from any number of eye and vision-threatening illnesses that can drastically reduce his/her ability to experience life with clear, healthy vision. The best way to prevent these conditions from doing serious harm to your vision, and reducing your overall quality of life, is to learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of some of the most common eye conditions and familiarize yourself with possible detection and treatment options. CATARACTS Cataracts are often considered a common part of aging. The lens, which is made of mostly water and protein, grows excess layers on its surface as the years go by. When these layers harden, protein in the lens may form clumps and become cloudy, forming a cataract. Although cataracts are usually considered an eye condition of old age, previous eye disease or eye surgery, chronic disease, diabetes, and eye injuries can bring on cataracts much earlier. Treatment varies from eyeglasses to cataract surgery and is common for patients over 40. MACULAR DEGENERATION Macular degeneration is a deterioration of the macula, a small part of the retina that is responsible for central and detail vision. Macular degeneration is usually associated with old age, but can be

• Dry macular degeneration is the more common form of this condition. Symptoms include blurry distance and/or reading vision, less vivid color ۈȜ˜]`ˆvwVՏÌÞÃiiˆ˜}ˆ˜`ˆ“ˆ}…Ì]ÌÀœÕLi recognizing the faces of loved ones and a blank or blurry spot in your central vision. • Wet macular degeneration is more rare and generally understood to be more dangerous due to it’s tendency to deteriorate very quickly. Some symptoms of wet macular degeneration are similar to those of the dry form, such as seeing less vivid colors and loss of central vision in general. You may also see straight lines as though they are bent, crooked or irregular. No macular degeneration treatment exists which has the full approval of the federal government as yet, but expert studies show that certain health supplements, such as Vitamins C and E may reduce one’s risk of developing macular degeneration. GLAUCOMA This illness is marked by damage to your optic nerve, which is responsible for sending visual information from your eyes to your brain. If often is a ÀiÃՏÌœv>}iœÀvÀœ“ÀˆÃˆ˜}ˆ˜˜iÀiÞiyՈ`«ÀiÃÃÕÀi° Glaucoma comes on very slowly and shows little œÀ˜œÃޓ«Ìœ“Ã՘̈È}˜ˆwV>˜ÌۈȜ˜`>“>}i…>à already been done. Annual comprehensive eye exams by an optometrist are the best way to catch glaucoma early. Although rare, noticeable symptoms include halos around lights, vision loss, nausea or vomiting, eye pain and tunnel vision. Glaucoma rarely causes total

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Skill Swap: How grandparents and grandkids can learn from each other (BPT) -Known for their wisdom and patience, grandparents pass down skills, knowledge and stories to both their children and grandchildren. Conversely, grandparents can also learn from their grandkids, especially when it comes to technology. Traditional skills and new trades and tools alike, both grandparents and grandchildren have a talent to bring to the table. Whether they live in the same city or must rely on technology to communicate, grandparents, grandchildren and even parents can come together to learn from each

other. In honor of Grandparents Day and celebrating family all year round, Intel offers some suggestions on activities for a grandparentgrandchild skill swap: Savvy skills from grandchildren: Capturing memories. Grandparents are all about capturing memorable moments in photo form. While they most likely know how to use a point and shoot camera, the may not have mastered the art of a tablet or smartphone camera. Grandkids are experts when it comes to technology and will love spending time teaching grandma and grandpa how to take pictures, edit and create digital albums with them. Friendly competing. Many

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Spotlight storytelling. Grandparents can spread their family history and make their life story last for generations when they share it with their grandchildren, interview style. As they talk about their childhood, school, career and more, the kids can take notes on their device or record the story, pairing anecdotes with photos to eventually create a digital memory book. The whole family will be able to look back and enjoy these memories for years to come. Learning lost arts. There are certain skills learned in the grandparents’ generation that some would consider “lost arts” today. Boy Scouts, etiquette class and home economics are not as common as they used to be. Grandparents can spend time teaching their grandkids these valuable skills, such as tying their favorite knots learned in scouts, sewing a button or a patch on a pair of pants, table manners and the art of writing a well-crafted thank you card. Grandkids can take notes as they learn to help them remember in the future. Family time is precious. Take advantage of these ideas to broaden your horizons as both a grandparent and a grandchild.

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Kent honors history-rich churches on Sunday built a sanctuary, seating 400 on the corner of Third and Titus. The congregation underwent another name change in 1995, and it is now known as Holy Spirit Parish. The Presbyterian Church had its beginning in White River, which was the social, educational and religious center of the thinly populated valley. In 1889, they built near Titus and Kennebeck with 12 charter members. Eight Scandinavian immigrant families organized Kent Lutheran Church in August 1889, and a year later constructed a building on the site that became Kent Elementary School. The original building was moved to Fifth and Gowe when the school was expanded. In 1939, they built on their present site. For the Baptist church, “because a trip by horse and buggy took so long to travel from Kent to the White River Baptist Church in O’Brien,” a mother and son began collecting money to purchase a lot from Henry Yesler at Fourth and Willis for $2,500 and their first building was constructed.


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As part of the city’s 125th anniversary, Kent honors six congregations on Sunday – All Saints’ Day – that were established before the city’s incorporation in 1890. Sunday’s theme is “Our Kent pioneers brought their faith with them.” Soon after folks gathered to make their homes in the valley, this commitment was evident. The Methodist Church, the first congregation established in town in 1860, came one year after the Post Office was established. The first building was on First Avenue and when the Northern Pacific built the railroad behind the church, it was reported that “trains would rush by roaring and screeching, much to the chagrin of the preacher or a timid soloist!” The Roman Catholic community traces its beginnings to St. Bernard’s Parish at O’Brien, (212th Street today). First Mass in Kent was celebrated in Redman’s Hall in 1899. St. Bernard’s became St. Anthony’s when property was purchased at Second and Titus. In 1924, they

In an early 1885 photo, the small community of less than 800 shows the Methodist Church, left, the first congregation established in town in 1860, one year after the Post Office was established. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Historical Society St. James Episcopal Church planted roots in 1890 when Anglican services were held for 26 families. The next year they dedicated their building, seating 200 on Meeker Street between Second and Third. St. James embraced the Japanese community in the valley with support for the Taylor Mission, where the word of God was heard in Japanese on Sunday, and on Saturday it was

home to a Japanese language school. Since 1890, a multitude of religious communities have founded places of worship in Kent. The city is home to temples, mosques, churches and parishes, from faiths the world over. We have congregations of the same faith worshiping in a multitude of languages, sometimes in different buildings, sometimes in the same building

where the different traditions synthesize into something different but familiar to both. All of this because 125 years ago our community began on a strong foundation from our pioneer women and men who brought their faith with them when they came to Kent. Marvin Eckfeldt served as minister of First Christian Church of Kent, retiring in 2000. He became a Kent resident in 1967.

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FOUR NEW MEMBERS have been elected to the board of trustees at Northwest Kidney Centers, a nonprofit that provides 80 percent of the dialysis care in King and Clallam counties. Dr. Andrew Brockenbrough, a nephrologist at Valley Medical Center in Renton, is chair of Northwest Kidney Centers’ medical staff. He also serves as medical director for Northwest Kidney Centers’ dialysis clinic in Kent. Dr. Raj Mehrotra is professor of medicine at UW and section head of nephrology at Harborview Medical Center. He is treasurer of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis and president of the North American Chapter of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis. Dr. Rex Ochi, of the Polyclinic Madison Center, earned a medical degree and completed an internship and residency at UW. He also completed a residency at Boise Veterans Administration Medical Center and a fellowship in nephrology at UW. He is medical director for the hospital services department at Northwest Kidney Centers. Mark J. Ostrow is a licensed CPA and founder of RK2 Advisory LLC, a Seattle management consulting firm focused on cost measurement and process improvement in health care organizations. For more information, visit

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Mike Hemphill and Brian Bruininks are the new leasing team at Centerpointe Business Park in Kent, according to a media release from the Andover Company. Centerpointe, along the West Valley Highway near South 208th Street, consists of two buildings totaling 53,914 square feet of two-

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PUBLIC NOTICES ASSESSMENT INSTALLMENT NOTICE LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #361 CITY OF KENT Supplemental Assessment Roll for Local Improvement District (LID) No. 351, designated as LID No. 361, for the construction of the South 277th Street Corridor Improvements, as originally provided by Ordinance No. 3496. Notice is hereby given that the ninth (9th) installment of the assessment levied for the above named improvement, comprising Local Improvement District No. 361 under Ordinance 3817, is now due and payable and unless payment is made on or before November 7, 2015, said installment will be delinquent, will have a penalty of nine (9) percent added, and the collection of such delinquent installment will be enforced in the manner prescribed by law. Dated this 7th day of October, 2015. Aaron BeMiller Finance Director City of Kent, Washington Published in the Kent Reporter October 23, 2015 and October 30, 2015. #1416207. CITY OF KENT NOTICE OF APPLICATION A Project Permit Application KDV EHHQ ¿OHG ZLWK &LW\ RI .HQW Planning Services on September 30, 2015. Following is a description of the application and the process for review. The application and listed studies may be UHYLHZHG DW WKH RI¿FHV RI .HQW Planning Services, 400 W. Gowe Street, Kent, WA. DATE OF NOTICE OF APPLICATION: October 30, 2015 APPLICATION NUMBER: SP-2015-10 / KIVA #RPSS-2153672 ZONING: SR-6 APPLICATION NAME:

BEUKERS SHORT PLAT PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The applicant proposes to subdivide a 1.79 acre lot into four single family residential lots. The property currently contains one single family home (which will remain), and a barn (which will be demolished). Proposed lots 2-4 will take access from SE 276th Street, which will be improved, and Lot 1 will have access remain on 132nd Ave SE. A wetland and Type II stream are located on the eastern portion of proposed Lot 1 and will be protected. OTHER PERMITS AND PLANS WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED: Civil Construction Permit, Final Short Plat PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: October 16, 2015 to October 30, 2015 All persons may comment on this application. Comments must be in writing and received in Kent Planning Services by 4:30 P.M., Friday, October 30, 2015 at 220 4th Avenue South, Kent WA 98032. For questions regarding this project, please contact Erin George, Senior Planner, at (253) 856-5454. Any person wishing to become a party of record shall include in their comments that they wish to receive notice of and participate in any hearings and request a copy of decisions once made. A party of record may appeal the decision RQ WKLV DSSOLFDWLRQ E\ ¿OLQJ D complete appeal application within 14 calendar days of the date of decision. Any person requiring a disability accommodation should contact the City in advance for more information. For TDD relay service, call 1-800-833-6388 (hearing impaired) or 1-800-833-6385 (Braille) or the City of Kent at 253-856-5725. Published in the Kent Reporter on October 30, 2015. #1446820.

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Holiday Craft Market set for Nov. 6-7 in Kent The city of Kent hosts the 29th Annual Holiday Craft Market on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. There is no admission and parking is free. The juried show features 70 booths of handcrafted one-of-a-kind gifts. The event includes the popular Figgy Pudding Café Bake Sale, hourly door prizes compliments of the Craft Market artists and festive live entertainment. The music lineup includes the Smooth Tones (a cappella ensemble), string ensembles (Rainier Christian School orchestra), as well as professional musicians Joe Mundo (Friday) and John Ansotigue (Saturday) on the keyboards. Major event co-sponsors are Arbor Village; Judson Park; Stafford Suites; Regence; and The Weatherly Inn. Proceeds benefit center programs and services. For more information, call 253-856-5162.

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HAWKTOBERFEST Diehard 12s withstood the chill to take in the Kent Downtown Partnership’s inaugural Hawktoberfest last Saturday at Burlington Green Park. A car show featured vehicles painted, wrapped or decorated with some form of Seahawks graphics. Trophies were awarded to the top entries. The event also included vendors, music, food, a fashion show and celebrity appearances, including Mr. and Mrs. Seahawk, upper right.


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RAVENS PICK UP TWO HOCKEY WINS The Seattle Ravens swept the defending Cascade Cup Champion West Sound Warriors last weekend, with a 3-2 win on Friday and a 6-1 victory Saturday, earning four points and moving into a tie for third with the two-time league champion Bellingham Blazers. The Ravens are one of six junior hockey teams in the Northern Pacific Hockey League. On Friday at the Kent Valley Ice Centre, John Crosbie got things going early with a power-play marker on assists to Andrew Bell and Ryan Donlan. Logan Koski got one of his own early in the third from Crosbie and Ben Lehfeldt-Ehlinger, but the Warriors tied it at 2-2 halfway through the stanza. Goalkeeper Josh Stone was rock-solid in net with 21 saves on 23 shots for a .913 save percentage on the night. Caleb Fenton made the gamewinning goal with 12 seconds left in the game. Koski was credited with the assist.

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Keegan Kolesar had a hat trick and Mathew Barzal had five assists to lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 7-2 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings at the ShoWare Center on Tuesday night. A crowd of 5,057 saw a tight Western Hockey League game late into the third period with the T-Birds holding a 4-2 lead. Brandon had back-to-back power plays with 10 minutes left in the third. The T-Birds defense was able to block several shots, and Taz Burman made several key saves to kill off the penalties.

Then the Wheat Kings pulled goalie Jordan Papirny with 3:07 left in the third to try and tie the game. Kolesar scored an empty-net goal then added his hat trick goal with 33 seconds left in the game to seal the win. Burman ended the game with 27 saves on 29 shots to improve his record to 4-1-0-0. Kolesar’s hat trick was the first three-goal game this season by a T-Bird. Seattle (8-2-1-0) took a 1-0 lead 3:41 into the first period. Jared Hauf took a shot from the left point that deflected off a defenseman’s stick and hit the end boards behind the net. The puck rebounded right into the slot to Jamal Watson and he beat Papirny low for his first goal of the season.


Caden Flier, an eighth-grade football standout from Kent, has recently been named a Player of the Week. The 6-foot, 148-pound Flier earned this latest honor after recording his third straight 300-yard passing game for the Kent Meridian Junior Royals. “Flier’s size, strength, intelligence and work ethic certainly make him a player to watch as he enters high school,” said Nick Caprio, Youth1’s assistant sports director, who noted the quarterback’s future goals include playing NCAA Division 1 football while maintaining a high academic status. Flier also strives to be selected to the High School All-American Game and compete in the Elite 11 quarterback camp. As one of the first national niche resources for youth sports in grades six through eight, Youth1 selects one athlete each week who stands out in his or her respective sport. Criteria include most

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who clinched the division title last week but saw their six-game winning streak snapped. Kentlake travels to Jefferson and Kentwood hosts Beamer in SPSL crossover playoff games on Friday to determine seeding for the district playoffs. Both games start at 7 p.m. At Tahoma 39, Kentridge 13: Amandre Williams threw four TDs, leading the Bears past the Chargers in SPSL 4A play last week. Williams completed 28 of 43 passes for 373 yards for Tahoma (2-2, 6-2). Max Arend found Tanner Connor on a 72-yard TD play and later hit Sam Mullins for a 29-yard score for the Chargers.

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Andrew Dixon ran for a pair of touchdowns as Kentlake stunned rival Kentwood 36-21 in a South Puget Sound League 4A Northeast Division high school game on Oct. 23 at French Field. Cody Faulkner, Trask Rogers also Jacob Mancia also scored on short runs for the Falcons (2-2 in league, 4-4 overall). Brian Campbell threw for one TD – a 6-yarder to Connor Benson – and ran for two more for the Conquerors (3-1, 6-2),

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50th Anniversary of Auburn’s Veterans Day Parade: 11 a.m. Nov. 7, Main Street, downtown Auburn. The parade features more than 200 entries and nearly 6,000 parade participants, showcasing American strength of will, endurance and purpose. The parade will feature more than 30 marching bands, as well as local Junior ROTC units, honor guards, military units and antique military vehicles. Spectators will also enjoy the procession of veteran units, drill teams, community and scouting groups, intermixed with floats, antique and classic cars and other entries of interest. Spectators are advised to arrive early.

Coffee With the Chief: 8 a.m. Nov. 4, Golden Steer Steak ‘N Rib House, 23826 104th Ave. SE, Kent. Hear from Chief Ken Thomas and the command staff about important events in the community. Neighborhood Response Team and Community Education Unit will answer questions. Informal setting. Public welcome. Contact John Pagel at 253-856-5884 or email him at for additional information. Kennedy Catholic High School Open House: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 140 S. 140th St., Burien. Meet faculty and staff, learn about academic programs, visit athletics and activities representatives, enjoy performances by the school’s chamber orchestra and choir, take a tour of the campus, and meet students. For more information, visit or call Lori Roedell, interim admissions director, at 206-957-9724 29th Annual Holiday Craft Market: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 6; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7, Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. City hosts large creative gift boutique. Juried show has more than 70 booths of handcrafted gifts. Figgy Pudding Café, bake sale, hourly door prizes compliments of the Craft Market artists, and live entertainment. Free onsite parking. For more information, call 253-856-5162.

Tahoma National Cemetery: 11 a.m. Nov. 11, main flag pole assembly area, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and honoring Vietnam veterans. Keynote speaker: Jim Martinson, a Vietnam veteran who lost both legs above the knee in Da Nang in 1968. Guest speaker: Commanding Officer JBLM Detachment of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Benefits Kent Guild Artisans’ Festival: 3-8 p.m. Nov. 2; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 3, Meridian Valley Country Club, 24830 136th Ave. SE, Kent. Benefitting Seattle Children’s Hospital. Arts and crafts marketplace filled with unique holiday gifts, home decorations, treasures and thoughtful gifts for that special person on your list. Wine tasting on Monday evening only. Free. For more information, contact Karen Zink at 206-890-5235 or Fundraising Wine Dinner: 4:30-9 p.m. Nov. 2, Paolo’s Italian Restaurant, 23810 104th Ave. SE, Kent. Proceeds support

Ventimiglia Cellars, a boutique winery that was completely lost during the Chelan fires. Cost: $150 per person, includes an auction. If you have a donation to the auction, please call Kim at 253-709-5050. 29th Annual Holiday Craft Market: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 6; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7, Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. City of Kent hosts large boutique, featuring 70 booths of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts. Free onsite parking. Figgy Pudding Café, bake sale, lunch fundraiser and hourly door prizes, artists. Festive live Christmas entertainment, including the Smooth Tones (a cappella vocal ensemble), string ensembles (Rainier Christian School orchestra) and professional musicians Joe Mundo (Friday) and John Ansotigue (Saturday) on the keyboards. Free admission. Major event co-sponsors are Arbor Village, Judson Park, Stafford Suites, Regence and The Weatherly Inn. Proceeds benefit senior center programs and services. For more information, call 253-856-5162. 28th annual Holiday Craft Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7, Martin Sortun Elementary, 12711 SE 248th St. SE, Kent. Featuring more than 60 tables of handcrafted items for gift-giving needs this holiday season. Admission is free. msecraftbazaar@ 19th annual Sunrise PTA Fall Craft Fair: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7, Sunrise Elementary School, 22300 132nd Ave. SE, Kent. Wide selection from more than 50 vendors and local artisans. sunrisecraftfair@ Julefest Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m.3 p.m. Nov. 7, Zion Lutheran Church, 25105 132nd Ave. Norwegian needlework, ornaments, quilts, wall hangings, children’s items, American Girl doll clothes, bake sale, lunch. Demonstrations of traditional

Scandinavian foods. Proceeds benefit local food banks and mission quilts and health kits. 253-631-0100. NWHC Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7, St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 26715 Military Road S., Kent. Neighbors of the West Hill Council holding the event, featuring 24 vendors with hand-crafted gift items. Enjoy a cup of coffee and will have a drawing at the day end; no need to be present. Free admission. KentHOPE fundraising dinner: 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 7, New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 19300 108th Ave. SE, Kent. Hear stories of hope and learn about the progress as KentHOPE seeks to reduce homelessness and meet the needs of many who are struggling in the community. Host a table for eight ($250) and invite some friends for dinner and an uplifting program., Kentwood High School Choir Fourth Annual Holiday Boutique: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14, Kentwood High School, 25800 164th Ave. SE, Covington. Support choir program. Enjoy crafters and unique gifts in three gyms, a Seahawksthemed photo booth, free massages, henna art, food, main stage entertainment and strolling minstrels. Free admission. Find Kentwood Holiday Boutique on Facebook. PEO Holiday Marketplace & Bazaar: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14, First Presbyterian Church of Kent, 9425 S. 248th St. Bake sale, homemade items, plant sale, raffle baskets, new and gently used items. Free admission.

Health Kent4Health ShoWalk: 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays through May, ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St. Free indoor walking. Open to all ages and modalities; two levels for walking and stairs; monthly health screenings; great for caregivers and rehabilitation. Sign in when you arrive. For more information and a schedule, visit Bloodworks Northwest drives: 1-3 p.m., 3:45-7 p.m. Nov. 3, Kent United Methodist Church, 11010 SE 248th. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800398-7888, or visit TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly): 6:45 p.m., Thursdays, Swanson Court Clubhouse, 12200 SE 207th St., Kent, near Kentridge High School. Nonprofit weight loss support group. Cost: $32 to join and $7 monthly. For more information, call 253709-5098 or visit or www.

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Autism Social Skills Group: 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N. FEAT (Families for Effective Autism Treatment) of Washington, a nonprofit organization, brings social group opportunities for teens with autism to Kent. Looking for teens with autism as well as peer mentor volunteers. To volunteer, register or to learn more, visit Rotary Club of Kent: Join the local Rotary Club of Kent every Tuesday for its weekly meeting and luncheon at Down Home Catering in historic downtown Kent, 211 1st Ave. S. For more information go to: Kent Evening Toastmasters: 7 p.m., Wednesdays, Kent Commons, Interurban Room, 525 Fourth Ave N. Are you interested in practicing and improving your public speaking skills? Boosting your selfconfidence? Making yourself heard in that weekly meeting at work? Come practice your oratory skills with a friendly and informative group of people. With members ranging from beginners to experts, Kent Evening Toastmasters welcomes people of all skill levels. For more information, visit Autism Support Group: 6:30-8:30 p.m., second Wednesday of the month, Kent Covenant Church, main conference room, 12010 SE 240th St. Share resources and encouragement. Childcare available with 72-hour advance reservations by calling Fabiana Steele at 253-631-0222, ext. 325. For more information, visit

NAMI Support Groups: 6:30-8 p.m., every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 515 W. Harrison St., Kent. Friends and family support group for family members and friends who are affected by mental illness. Free. For more information, call 253-854-6264 (NAMI) or email namiskc@, or visit

Volunteers Fall community project: 9 a.m.-noon, Oct. 31, Springwood Park, 12700 SE 274th St., Kent. Planting native trees, shrubs and groundcover, and checking for any invasive growth. Rain or shine. Tools, staff and light refreshments provided. Volunteers encouraged to bring their own personal water bottles to refill from a cooler and reduce landfill waste. Register to volunteer by noon three days before each event at KentWA. gov/ComeVolunteer. For more information, contact Victoria Andrews at 253-856-5113.

Network The Kent Chapter of Business Network, Int’l (BNI): Meets every Wednesday morning at 7 at the Old Country Buffet, 25630 104th SE, Kent. Chapter is growing. Currently have 38 members. Do you want excellent, personal, word of mouth referrals for your business? Then come join us. For more information, contact Dr. Allan McCord at 253-854-3040.

Entertainment SHOWARE CENTER 625 W. James St., Kent. 253-856-6777. Order at com. Events include: Godsmack: 8 p.m. Nov. 3. Rock band Godsmack performs. Boston-based band will be joined by special guest Red Sun Rising. Tacoma Stars: 7:35 p.m. Nov. 6, Stars vs. Sacramento Surge, indoor soccer home opener. Tickets: $10-$28.50. Disney On Ice presents ‘Frozen’: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Tickets: $30-$75. SPOTLIGHT SERIES Kent Arts Commission’s 2015-2016 Spotlight Series. Tickets may be purchased at, by calling 253-856-5051 or at the Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N. Hours for phone and in-person sales are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The box office is closed on Sunday. The Second City “Holidazed and Confused”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, KentMeridian PAC. For over 50 years, The Second City has performed social and political satire in the form of scripted sketches, music, and improvisation. Their alumni are a veritable “Who’s Who” of comedy including Bill Murray, John and Jim Belushi, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey, John Candy, Stephen Colbert, and so many more. This boisterous holiday revue features original songs, brand new sketches, and some classic favorites. Tickets: $30 general, $28 senior, $15 youth. Magical Strings 29th Annual Celtic Yuletide Concert: 3 p.m. Dec. 6, KentMeridian PAC. The Boulding Family’s musical celebration of the holiday season is a treasured tradition in Kent. Pam and Philip Boulding are joined by their children, grandchildren, and guests for an afternoon of enchanting Yuletide music. The Bouldings perform on Celtic harps, hammered dulcimers, whistles, strings, percussion, and harp-like instruments from around the world. Guests add Irish step dancing, drumming, and storytelling. Tickets: $25 general, $22 senior, $15 youth. ELSEWHERE Live music ballroom dances: 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. Open to all ages. Cover charge: $4 at the door for all ages, dancers and listeners. Refreshments served at 8:30 p.m. Program schedule: • First Tuesday: 17-member Big Band Kings of Swing, 7:45 to 9:30 p.m. Refreshments by the Lakeshore or Radcliffe Place; • Second Tuesday: Randy Litch, ballroom dance music, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Refreshments by the Weatherly; • Third Tuesday: Andy Burnett, rock ‘n roll music,

7:30-9:30 p.m. Refreshments by Stafford Suites; • Fourth Tuesday: Randy Litch, ballroom dance music, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Refreshments by Farrington Court; • Fifth Tuesday (when occurring): Randy Litch, ballroom dance music, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Refreshments by Judson Park. For more information, call 253-856-5150 or visit “Mary Poppins”: 7 p.m. Nov. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21; 2 p.m. Nov. 7, 14, 21, Kentlake High School Performing Arts Center, 21401 SE 300th St., Covington. Student cast presents classic musical. Admission: $8, $10 and 12$. Order at www. “Love, Lies and Therapy”: 7 p.m. Nov. 5, 6 and 11-13, Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256 St., Kent. Kent-Meridian Drama presents its fall show composed of four short plays that explore the subject of love, lies and marriage counseling with humor, cutting satire and a little heartache. Tickets: $8, available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $8, available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. “The Addams Family”: Nov. 11-21. 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 o’clock matinees on both Saturdays, Kentridge Performing Arts Center, 12430 SE 208th St., Kent. Student cast presents Broadway musical sensation. Tickets may be purchased at or at the door. “Impressions of Italy”: 7 p.m. Nov. 20, First Christian Church, 11717 118th Place SE, Kent; 4 p.m. Nov. 22, St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 123 L St. NE, Auburn. Auburn Symphony Orchestra chamber concert series season opener. Brittany Boulding (violin); Michael Lim (violin); Joyce Ramee (viola); Eileen Swanson (viola); Brian Wharton (cello); and Olga Ruvinov (cello) play a spirited program, including Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence” String Sextet op. 70 in D Minor, and Brahms’ Quintet No. 2 in G Major, op. 111. Tickets: Festival seating, $18 adults, $10 students. Call 253-887-7777 or purchase at Time Travel Concert: 7 p.m. Nov. 21, Auburn Riverside High School Theater, 501 Oravetz Road SE, Auburn. Travel through musical time with the Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra. The journey will take you through different musical periods. A special grand finale piece will have you leaving the concert with a smile. Students will be in costume. Admission is a suggested $10 donation per person. 425-433-6009,

Music Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra: Taylor Creek Church, 21110 244th Ave. SE, Maple Valley. MVYSO boasts a playing group for every level, from beginning strings to string ensemble. For more information, call 425-358-1640 or visit Rainier Youth Choirs: RYC has four leveled groups based on age and ability (grades 2 through 14). Call 253-315-3125 to schedule an audition. For more information, visit

Galleries, studios Centennial Center Gallery: 400 W. Gowe St., Kent. Hours: 8 a.m. -5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Closed weekends and holidays. For more information, call 253-856-5050 or visit artscommission@ Michael Tolleson Savant Art Center: 205 1st Ave. S., Kent. Art studio and autistic art mentoring center. To learn more about the center and its programs, call 253-8505995, visit or email The center also can be found on Facebook.

Museums Greater Kent Historical Society: 855 E. Smith St., historic Bereiter House, Kent. Hours: noon-4 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday, and by appointment. Admission: suggested $2 donation; no tickets are required for entrance. Parking is available behind the house off East Temperance Street. GKHS is a nonprofit organization that promotes the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of the greater Kent area.

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‘Mamma mia’: classic garden ideas from Italy of modern art was added for a punch of color. Italians are not stuck on traditional statues. A bright red sculpture of a red devil sat amidst the leafy greens of rhododendrons and ferns. This color punch shocked the senses in such a cool and shaded valley, and inspired some devilish behavior from our travel companions. “Mamma mia,” indeed. Take home idea: Add a colorful glass or metal accent piece A bold use of color amidst a cool green valley of rhododendrons at Villa Carlotto on Lake Como is a or brightly painted take-home idea local gardeners can use. COURTESY PHOTO, Joe Binetti birdhouse to your shaded area for most impressive garden “gazebo” or adding a bit of screening with a yearlong color. Then make like an ever built always leaves visitors hedge or section of fencing. There Italian designer and move around with a feeling of shock and awe. is delight is discovering a secret your garden accents at least every You may not have room for the garden tucked out of site. Bonus: few years. Bonus: no need to flowering layers of a three-story A hidden garden area is perfect water your garden art. structure in your own garden (com- for growing winter dormant plants plete with larger-than-life frosting such as hydrangeas or dahlias. Isola Bella – on Lake Maggiore of unicorns on top), but you can A dramatic surprise awaits add the element of surprise to even Villa Taranto – Verbano, visitors as they emerge from the on Lake Maggiore the smallest landscape. doorway of the huge Borromeo Dahlias create the drama in Take home idea: Hide a corner of family villa and climb the steps your garden by curving a pathway the garden. Instead of growing into their display garden. The

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Northern Italy reminds me of Washington state. The snowcapped peaks of the Alps surround crystal clear lakes and the mild climate allows for beautiful and diverse gardens. So I declare the lakes district of Italy the most beautiful place in the world for visiting show gardens. We recently returned from exploring the gardens near Bellagio on Lake Como – the real Bellagio, not the Vegas imitation – and Stresa on Lake Maggiore. We took home more than great wine, olive oil and photographs. We also took home some practical, water-saving ideas from these classic gardens that surround centuries-old villas. Most European gardens are maintained without built-in sprinkler systems as water is considered such a precious resource. Here are a few ideas that give you plenty of drama – without too much drinking:

See Marianne Marianne Binetti hosts “Dig In Seattle,” a garden and cooking show that is back on the air. You can watch the show via podcast at or on Channel 22 KZJO TV at 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. The show focuses on local gardening tips and cooking demos from local chefs.

these tender bulbs in predictable rows, the 6-foot-tall dahlias were used as garden walls to create a blooming garden maze. Visitors follow a grassy path, winding path surrounded by walls of dahlias grouped by color. Take home idea: Plant tall dahlias on both sides of a garden path at home and you’ll get the dramatic effect of being dwarfed by giant flowers during late summer and fall when the rest of the garden may be weary from summer heat. A well mulched dahlia bed that has soil amended with compost is surprisingly drought resistant. The fleshy tubers can store moisture so a good soak every few weeks is all the water they require. To see more take home ideas and places to stay from the Binetti travels, friend Marianne Binetti on Facebook or visit her website at

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