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• REALTOR • WINNER: MARTI REEDER JOHN L. SCOTT REAL ESTATE FINALIST: Cathy Wahlin Windermere Real Estate FINALIST: Jon Bye & Associates John L. Scott Real Estate FINALIST: Lance Goodwin Coldwell Banker Bain • TRAVEL AGENT • WINNER: SALLY GOODGION CATALYST TRAVEL FINALIST: AAA FINALIST: Meridian Valley Travel FINALIST: Travel Leaders/ Travel Network Kent

• BARTENDER • WINNER: FRANKIE -APPLEBEE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR FINALIST: Chris - Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar FINALIST: Trisha - Inn Between Pub FINALIST: Brian - Duke’s Chowder House • FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL • WINNER: MATTHEW MEYERS IGNITE FINANCIAL SERVICES FINALIST: Doug Jones State Farm Insurance FINALIST: Dean S. Saggau - Edward Jones FINALIST: Kevin P. Hasslinger Edward Jones • INSURANCE AGENT & COMPANY• WINNER: CRAIG ROMNEY - STATE FARM FINALIST: Duane Weber Insurance FINALIST: John Scully - Farmers Insurance FINALIST: Lorri Munsey-Snyder Farmers Insurance

• WAITER/WAITRESS • WINNER: CONNIE - GOLDEN STEER STEAK ‘N RIB HOUSE FINALIST: Michelle Lowery Maggie’s On Meeker FINALIST: County Paolo’s Italian Restaurant FINALIST: Lorie Golden Steer Steak ‘N Rib House

• PET GROOMER • WINNER: REBER RANCH FINALIST: The Soggy Doggy FINALIST: Green Dog Grooming FINALIST: Kent Grooming

• ATTORNEY/LAW FIRM • WINNER: CURRAN LAW FIRM FINALIST: Greg Haffner - Curran Law Firm FINALIST: Pat Hanis Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC FINALIST: Dore Law Group

SERVICES • AUTOMOTIVE CARE • WINNER: KENT EAST HILL TIRE FACTORY FINALIST: Warren Secord Tire Factory FINALIST: Bowen Scarff Ford FINALIST: Greg’s Japanese Auto

• VETERINARIAN • WINNER: DR. ROB MCMONIGLE, DVM MCMONIGLE VETERINARY HOSPITAL FINALIST: Reber Ranch Vet Clinic FINALIST: Afford-A-Vet Animal Clinic FINALIST: Value Pet Clinic Kent

THANK YOU

• STAFFING/EMPLOYMENT • WINNER: EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS FINALIST: All StarZ Staffing FINALIST: FlexxStaff FINALIST: People Ready • HAIR SALON • WINNER: BLANC ‘N SCHWARTZ SALON FINALIST: New Visions Hair Design FINALIST: Kattwalk Salon Megan Bassett & Leann Gibson FINALIST: Esquire Salon • MORTGAGE SERVICES • WINNER: CINDI CAMERON - FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORP FINALIST: Chase Bank FINALIST: Wells Fargo Bank FINALIST: Shawn Baldwin HomeStreet Bank FINALIST: Denali Federal Credit Union

Thank You for welcoming Dawn and the Center for Peaceful Communities to Kent.

for the nomination for ‘Best Insurance Agent’ in Kent!

OFFICE 253.893.1600 FAX 253.893.1602 P.O. BOX 1449 KENT, WA 98035-1449 DAWNRISING.ORG 1877448

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• CATERING • WINNER: CAVE MAN KITCHEN FINALIST: Cater 4 You FINALIST: Azteca Mexican Restaurant FINALIST: Kentridge Culinary Arts

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A Full Service Law Firm in Downtown Kent

Sincere Thanks from Our Team

Best Attorney/Law Firm: Patrick Hanis - Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC

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OFFICE: 253.520.5000 • TOLL FREE: 877.520.5252 6703 South 234th Street • Suite 300 • Kent, WA 98032

Matthew G Meyers CFP®, MBA 6811 S 204th St Suite 370 | Kent WA 98032 253.236.8880 | www.ignitefinservices.com Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC

THANK YOU FOR THE NOMINATIONS FOR BEST DENTURIST IN KENT!

Thank you for nominating us

“Best Italian Restaurant”!

PAOLO’S Italian Restaurant

$225 Repairs starting at

$35

23810 104th Avenue SE • Kent WA 98031 253-850-2233 • www.paolositalian.com

• Dentures • Partial Dentures • Implant Dentures • Repair/Relines (most done while you wait) • In-house Lab • Dental Insurance Welcome

Michael Holden, L.D., D.P.D. Denturist

(253) 813-8000

www.lifelikedentureswa.com

25052 – 104th Ave SE Suite G • Kent WA

East Kent Dental Complex Across from Red Robin

Thank you for voting for us for Best Eye Doctors in Kent 2012-2016! 1860912

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A place like no other where we know you like family.

Serving the Community since 1992

BEST BREAKFAST Come in & See Why!

BREAKFAST (Served All Day)

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Thank you to all my fantastic patients who nominated me

Hours!

Best Dentist in Kent!

Mon-Sat 7:00am-3:00pm Sunday 7:00am-1:00pm

New patients welcome!

Orders To Go!

Mary's Restaurant

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23641-104th Avenue SE Kent East Hill

Dr. Sue Hollinsworth

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Our Produce is Cut Fresh Daily!

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Thank You!

Mary's Fine Food Restaurant

THANK YOU!

Day Stay • Short Term • Permanent Residency

253-630-7496

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Thank You from Kent's Premier Memory Care Community

Clearvue Vision Center

8009 S. 180th St., Suite 104 (Across from IKEA)

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Call for reservations ~ Mom will thank you.

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Providing personalized care to give you a confident smile.

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THANK YOU KENT!

We are proud to be a part of this community! With over 150 years of combined experience, we are committed to providing assistance, advocacy and advice.


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SERVICES

SHOPPING

• NAIL SALON • WINNER: NAILS BY DESIGN TERRI LANCASTER FINALIST: Peridot Nail Salon FINALIST: Gina’s Nail Spa FINALIST: Panther Lake Nails FINALIST: Perfect Nails

• APPLIANCE STORE • WINNER: SEARS OUTLET FINALIST: Super Sew & Vac FINALIST: Albert Lee Appliance FINALIST: Fred Meyer FINALIST: McLendon Hardware

• PAINTER/CONTRACTOR • WINNER: JEFF HEISS PAINTING FINALIST: 3D Drywall FINALIST: The Doorman Service Company FINALIST: AAA Heating & Air Conditioning FINALIST: All Around Construction FINALIST: Blue Sky Construction • STORAGE FACILITY • WINNER: CENTRAL AVENUE MINI STORAGE FINALIST: Kent East Hill Self Storage FINALIST: Public Storage FINALIST: Safeguard Self Storage

• FLOWER SHOP• WINNER: CARPINITO BROTHERS FINALIST: Buds & Blooms FINALIST: Kim at QFC FINALIST: Blossom Boutique FINALIST: Kent East Hill Nursery • FURNITURE/HOME DECOR • WINNER: KELLY’S GIFT BOUTIQUE FINALIST: Fig & Feather Gifts and Home Décor FINALIST: Pugerudes FINALIST: Fred Meyer

• BOOK STORE • WINNER: CHILDREN’S BOOKSHOP & TEACHING SUPPLIES FINALIST: Alleluia! Catholic Store FINALIST: Christian Supply FINALIST: Half-Price Books

• GIFT STORE • WINNER: KELLY’S GIFT BOUTIQUE FINALIST: Blossom Boutique FINALIST: Fig & Feather Gifts and Home Décor FINALIST: Reber Ranch

• CLOTHING/SHOE STORE • WINNER: ANN TAYLOR LOFT FINALIST: Fred Meyer FINALIST: TJ Maxx FINALIST: Target FINALIST: Linda’s Apparel

• GROCERY/CONVENIENCE STORE • WINNER: QFC FINALIST: Trader Joe’s FINALIST: Fred Meyer FINALIST: Kent Grocery Outlet - East Hill

• CONSIGNMENT/THRIFT STORE • WINNER: ST. VINCENT de PAUL FINALIST: Seattle Children’s Kent Bargain Boutique FINALIST: Goodwill Industries International, Inc. FINALIST: Value Village

• JEWELRY STORE • WINNER: BONACI FINE JEWELERS FINALIST: Fred Meyer Jewelry FINALIST: Claire’s - Kent Station FINALIST: Kimberley’s Exquisite Jewelry • PET STORE • WINNER: REBER RANCH FINALIST: Mud Bay FINALIST: PetCo FINALIST: Pet Country • PLANT NURSERY • WINNER: CARPINITO BROTHERS FINALIST: East Hill Nursery FINALIST: McLendon Hardware FINALIST: Home Depot • WINERY/WINE SHOP • WINNER: RED’S WINE BAR FINALIST: Trader Joe’s FINALIST: Airways Brewing FINALIST: QFC FINALIST: Grocery Outlet

COMMUNITY • COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER • WINNER: JIM BERRIOS FINALIST: Dana Ralph FINALIST: Suzanne Berrios FINALIST: Greg Haffner

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For voting me the ‘Best’ for all of these years!

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COMMUNITY • FAVORITE FAMILY DESTINATION • WINNER: KENT STATION FINALIST: Lake Meridian Park FINALIST: ShoWare Center FINALIST: Reber Ranch • NON-PROFIT • WINNER: DAWN FINALIST: Kent Youth & Family Services FINALIST: Kent Downtown Partnership FINALIST: Kent Chamber of Commerce FINALIST: KentHope • POLICE OFFICER/FIREFIGHTER• WINNER: CAPTAIN KYLE OHASHI KENT FIRE DEPARTMENT WINNER: KEN THOMAS CHIEF OF POLICE FINALIST: Rafael Padilla Asst Chief of Police FINALIST: John Robbins Kent Fire Department • PUBLIC OFFICIAL • WINNER: JIM BERRIOS FINALIST: Dana Ralph FINALIST: Mayor Suzette Cooke FINALIST: Senator Joe Fain

• TEACHER/SCHOOL • WINNER: THERESA TURNER KENTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL FINALIST: Dr. Wade Barringer Principal - Kent-Meridian High School FINALIST: Kentwood High School FINALIST: Joe Potts - Principal - Kentlake

• BREAKFAST • WINNER: MAGGIE’S ON MEEKER FINALIST: Wild Wheat Bakery Cafe FINALIST: Golden Steer Steak N’ Rib House FINALIST: Gator’s Sports Bar & Grill FINALIST: Mary’s Fine Foods

RESTAURANTS

• CHINESE • WINNER: LUCKY STAR FINALIST: Chopsticks FINALIST: Imperial Garden - Great Wall Mall FINALIST: Golden Dynasty

• BAKERY • WINNER: WILD WHEAT BAKERY CAFE FINALIST: Sweet Themes Bakery FINALIST: Panera Bread FINALIST: M Bakery

• COFFEE SHOP • WINNER: KONA KAI COFFEE FINALIST: Bri’s Beans FINALIST: Kelly Latte’s FINALIST: Starbucks on Meeker & 4th

• BAR/HAPPY HOUR • WINNER: MAMA STORTINI’S RESTAURANT & BAR FINALIST: Airways Brewing FINALIST: Azteca Mexican Restaurant FINALIST: Agave Cocina & Cantina • BBQ • WINNER: CAVE MAN KITCHEN FINALIST: BBQ Pete’s FINALIST: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit FINALIST: Golden Steer Steak N’ Rib House

• FINE DINING • WINNER: PAOLO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT FINALIST: Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar FINALIST: Banyan Tree Thai Restaurant FINALIST: Duke’s Chowder House • HAMBURGER • WINNER: THE HABIT BURGER GRILL FINALIST: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers FINALIST: Family Drive-In FINALIST: Country Burger • INDIAN CUISINE • WINNER: CURRY & KABAB INDIAN RESTAURANT FINALIST: Maharaja Kent - Cuisine of India FINALIST: Golden Indian Curry House FINALIST: Punjab Sweets

• FAMILY RESTAURANT • WINNER: GOLDEN STEER STEAK N’ RIB HOUSE FINALIST: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers FINALIST: Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar FINALIST: Maggie’s on Meeker

ITALIAN CUISINE • WINNER: PAOLO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT FINALIST: Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar FINALIST: Amante Pizza & Pasta FINALIST: Save U More - Magic Flavors

McMonigle Veterinary Hospital, PLLC

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST SALON IN 2012-2016

and for NOMINATING us in 2017! • Joico • Paul Mitchell • All Natural Handmade Soaps • Himalayan Salt Lamps • and much more!

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

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www.kentreporter.com BEST OF KENT 2017 • RESTAURANTS • JAPANESE CUISINE • WINNER: TRAPPER’S SUSHI KENT STATION FINALIST: Himitsu Teriyaki FINALIST: Sushi Kuine FINALIST: Buck’s Teriyaki

• MEXICAN CUISINE • WINNER: AZTECA MEXICAN RESTAURANT FINALIST: Agave Cocina & Cantina FINALIST: Mexico Lindo FINALIST: El Charro Mexican Restaurant

• THAI CUISINE • WINNER: BANYAN TREE THAI RESTAURANT FINALIST: Thai Chili Restaurant FINALIST: Boonmar Pho & Thai Cuisine FINALIST: Thai Basil Restaurant

• PIZZA • WINNER: RICH’S FIVE STAR PIZZA FINALIST: MOD Pizza FINALIST: Can Am Pizza FINALIST: Papa Murphy’s FINALIST: Papa John’s

• VIETNAMESE • WINNER: SPRING KITCHEN KENT STATION FINALIST: Boonmar Pho & Thai Cuisine FINALIST: Saigon Soul Vietnamese Restaurant FINALIST: Pho 7 Simmering Soup

• LUNCH • WINNER: GOLDEN STEER STEAK N’ RIB HOUSE FINALIST: TOGO’s Sandwiches FINALIST: Panera Bread FINALIST: Applebee’s Grill & Bar FINALIST: Azteca Mexican Restaurant

HEALTH & FITNESS • CHIROPRACTOR • WINNER: BALDWIN CHIROPRACTIC FINALIST: Lake Meridian Chiropractic FINALIST: Babich Chiropractic FINALIST: Dr. Corrie Pollard, DC • DENTIST • WINNER: MERIDIAN DENTAL CLINIC FINALIST: Dr. Sue Hollinsworth, DDS FINALIST: The James Gang FINALIST: Dr. Archuleta, DDS Kent Station Family Dentistry FINALIST: Dr. Richard Hayashi, DDS Hayashi Family Dental

Healthcare for the 21st Century

THANK YOU

for nominating us “Best Painter” in Kent!

Thank you for voting

Best Healthcare Facility in 2013-2014

10024 SE 240th Street #201 • Kent 253.859.CARE (2273) www.familycareofkent.com

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Bob Smithing, ARNP • Maddy Wiley, ARNP • Susan J. Mitchell, ARNP • Brie Woodruff, ARNP

Call Jeff at 206-799-5040 • www.JeffHeissPainting.com Lic.# JEFFHHP885MW

Thank You! Our sincere thanks to the Kent community who nominated us “Best Insurance Agent”! Craig Romney, Agent

253-859-0910 craig.romney.b810@statefarm.com 24255 104th Ave. SE • Kent

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HEALTH & FITNESS

• HEALTHCARE FACILITY • WINNER: UW MEDICINE/VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER - KENT FINALIST: Kent MultiCare FINALIST: Family Care of Kent FINALIST: Southlake Clinic

• DENTURIST • WINNER: LIFELIKE DENTURES FINALIST: Meridian Dental Clinic FINALIST: Kent Station Family Dentistry FINALIST: Dr. Richard C. Hagemeier, DDS

• PHYSICIAN • WINNER: MADDY WILEY, MSN, ARNP, FAANP - FAMILY CARE OF KENT FINALIST: Bob Smithing, MSN, ARNP, FAANP - Family Care of Kent FINALIST: Dr. Sui M. Twe, MD FINALIST: Kathy Kleiver, MSN, ARNP Family Care of Kent

• MASSAGE THERAPIST • WINNER: LEMON DROP SKIN CARE AND MASSAGE FINALIST: Morgan Reber Cascara Body Works FINALIST: Baldwin Chiropractic FINALIST: Vivian Clinical Day Spa

• EYE DOCTOR • WINNER: CLEARVUE VISION CENTER WINNER: KOSNOSKI EYE CARE FINALIST: Dr. Richard Green, OD Meridian Family Eye Care FINALIST: Dr. Lewis S. Lim, OD I Care Optical FINALIST: Kent Eye Clinic

• SENIOR LIVING FACILITY • WINNER: WEATHERLY INN AT LAKE MERIDIAN FINALIST: Arbor Village Continuing Care Retirement Community FINALIST: Farrington Court Retirement Community FINALIST: Aegis Living of Kent

• SKIN CARE/COSMETICS • WINNER: LEMON DROP SKIN CARE AND MASSAGE FINALIST: Blanc ‘n Schwartz Salon FINALIST: Kattwalk Salon FINALIST: Pure Escape Spa • SPA SERVICES • WINNER: LEMON DROP SKIN CARE & MASSAGE FINALIST: Cascara Body Works FINALIST: Tips & Toes Salon and Spa FINALIST: Pure Escapes Day Spa

Warren Secord

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THANK YOU FOR NOMINATING US

THANK YOU

BEST LAW FIRM IN KENT

to our valued customers who voted us Best Auto Service!

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1127 West Smith St., Kent, WA 98032 253/852-1492 • warrensecordautomotive.com

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Call 253-656-4865 today to book your personalized tour and complimentary lunch. 516 Kenosia Avenue Kent, WA 98030 • www.StellarLiving.com

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PROPERTY • AUTO LIFE • COMMERCIAL

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VOTED BEST INSURANCE AGENCY IN

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: CHIROPRACTIC DISC DISTRACTION, COMPUTERIZED ADJUSTING TECHNOLOGY, MASSAGE, SPINAL REHABILITATION

We couldn’t be the BEST without YOU!

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Thank you to our loyal patients for the nomination of

“Best of Kent Dentist!”

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Your trust in our office is greatly appreciated!

Looking for a new dental home with the latest technology and Saturday or Evening hours? Call us 253-852-3033 or visit us at www.meridiandentalclinic.com and request an appointment.

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Get growing this week and keep mowing as new growth explodes. Fertilizing roses, annuals, perennials and vegetables is the important task for these heavy feeders if you have not yet done so. In general, you should not need to add extra fertilizer around trees and shrubs. Plants with a good root system can find their own nutrients. Overfeeding evergreens, shrubs and trees can cause a flush of soft and succulent new growth and this attracts aphids and encourages disease. Roses are among the biggest gluttons in the plant world so add compost as a mulch, plus add granular or liquid plant food and slow release fertilizers. Continue to plant cool season vegetables such as lettuce, kale, peas

turtiums.) Before you think about spraying a pesticide use your pinching fingers to squeeze the soft bodied aphids and leave their mangled bodies on the roses. This can attract ladybugs to your garden in much the same way crows are attracted to road kill. You may need to check and squish for a few weeks to get a serious aphid outbreak under control. Look for ladybugs and their crocodile shaped larvae before you squish. Q. I see you will be speaking about helping our bees and other pollinators at the Backyard Wildlife Festival in Tukwila this weekend. I cannot attend the talk. Please give me the name of that special plant that feeds the Monarch butterfly. J.H., Olympia A. Gardeners can help save the Monarch butterfly by adding milk weed or butterfly weed to their gardens. The Perennial Plant Association has named butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) the plant of the year for 2017, so it will be readily available at nurseries. It has lovely orange flowers and the foliage is

Great time for growing Marianne Binetti

THE GARDENER

and cabbage, and most annual flowers and bedding plants can go into the ground this week. Think twice about planting warmth loving plants such as tomatoes, geraniums, marigolds and coleus, even though we are into the month of May. The very wet spring has caused the ground to warm up more slowly. These warmth-loving plants will do fine in containers with potting soil – it is the cold wet ground that will still be a challenge for heat-loving plants. Q. My rose plants have green bugs and some orange tiny bugs that I think are aphids. Do aphids come in an orange color? What should I use to spray if I am an organic gardener? K.B. Bellevue A. Aphids do come in many colors, and there are specific aphids that like certain plants. (Black aphids seem to prefer nas-

hairy, making it not only attractive for Monarch butterflies in their search for someplace to deposit eggs, but also a low-maintenance and disease-resistant plant. A new book, “The Monarch – Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly,” by Kylee Baumle, explains more about planting for Monarchs and other pollinators. This book is easy to read with gorgeous photos on every page and at $18.95, a pretty reasonable price to pay if you want to help save the world. Especially unique is the information on how to tag monarchs, raise them in your home and attract them to your garden as a way station when they make their annual butterfly migration. Q. What would you say are the easiest vegetables to grow? We moved to a house with a vegetable plot all ready to plant. I don’t want to mess this up. L.P., Renton A. Welcome to backyard farming. Tomatoes are considered one of the easiest to grow veggies with great returns on any time investment as homegrown tomatoes

See Marianne Noon, Saturday, May 13: Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S. Planting for Pollinators – Give Beauty and Bees a Chance.” Free. backyardwildlifefestival.org

taste so superior to typical grocery store varieties. Buy tomato plants for your plot – not seeds. Beans are the easiest crop to direct seed into the ground as well as beets, salad greens, squash (that would be zucchini and winter squash) and, in our climate, all the leafy greens such as lettuce, kale and chard. Beginning gardeners may enjoy more success with started plants, as some veggies are difficult to grow from seed in our climate. Take the time to visit with Master Gardeners at local clinics, join a garden club or research growing tips for the specific vegetables your family likes to eat. Marianne Binetti can be reached at binettigarden.com.

CONGRATULATIOINS TO ALL THE WINNERS AND FINALISTS FOR THIS YEARS BEST OF KENT 2017!

Kent Reporter readers select their favorites

We’ve reached that time of year again where the readers of the Kent Reporter have made their voices heard. I am happy to announce the winners and finalists for the 2017 Best of Kent readership poll. All the winners and finalists are listed within the special section in this week’s edition. The amount of participation we received from our loyal readers this year has far surpassed any other year. Thank you to those who took the time to vote. It is so nice to see how this community takes pride in their retailers, people and service providers, which is what makes Kent a great city. As we do every year we had multiple categories where there were ties in the both the winner and finalist rankings. Congratulations to everyone who received votes, very well deserved. After tallying votes and then bestowing the honor of drawing the winners for the great prizes donated by QFC to my creative services manager, Julie Black, I am pleased to present the 2017 Best of Kent as picked by the readers of the Kent Reporter. A special thank you goes out to QFC for generously donating the prizes to the lucky winners of our readership contest. -Publisher Polly Shepherd

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