Apr. 1: Oreo – Better than a cookie, this calf at Lazy Larry’s Ranch is the cutest black and white cow I’ve ever laid eyes on. He makes me smile every time I see him.
Apr. 2: City of Kent Police Department – As a parent and a member of the Kent community, I appreciate all that the Kent PD does for our city, but also their quick response when dealing with the threat on Kentwood High School last week.
Apr. 3: Public Art – The City of Kent and its parks have a nice array of public art on display throughout the city. It’s a fun change of pace to see all of the many artists that have touched our lives over the years.
Apr. 4: The RAM at Kent Station is one of my favorite hangouts. I love the good food, friendly servers and the casual atmosphere.
Apr. 5: Our Kent Parks system is outstanding. Throughout the city, you can find a park within walking distance. Pet parks, people parks, playgrounds, lakes and more! We’re lucky to live in a city with such easily accessible and well-maintained amenities.
Apr. 6: Kent cares about recycling. It’s important to me that we lighten our carbon footprint for future generations and the city of Kent does that through a variety of recycling programs and events.
Apr. 7: Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., offers a number of programs and activities for Kent seniors, but it is also open to the community for events on a regular basis. It’s centrally located, well kept and family friendly. Thanks to the City of Kent and the Kent Senior Center staff and volunteers for providing this resource for our community.
Apr. 8: Earthworks Gem Design Studio: This locally owned store has the most beautiful and unique pieces.
Apr. 9: No Excuses University at Scenic Hill Elementary
Apr. 10: Great location: Kent is located equidistant from Tacoma and Seattle.
Apr. 11: Joselito Castillo and South Sound Dance Force
Apr. 12: Home Depot
Apr. 13: Perk Up Place:
Apr. 14: Mad Hatter Antiques & Collectibles: I just learned they’ve closed. I’m very sad about this — loved this place!
Apr. 15: Mini Golf at Kent Valley Ice Center: Affordable family fun!
Apr. 16: Amante Pizza & Pasta in the valley has the best pizza this side of the Mississippi.
Apr. 17: Chipotle is a great place for fresh, healthy food with a little zip.
Apr. 18: Victoria Andrews, queen of Kent Parks, is an unsung hero for all of her hard work and dedication to the parks and its volunteers.
Apr. 19: Springtime in Kent is breathtakingly beautiful – flowers in bloom, trees budding, majestic mountain views.
Apr. 20: Town Square Plaza is a fun, family-friendly gathering place which serves as a hub for city events.
Apr. 21: The Rotary Clubs of Kent do a great job of outreach, providing dictionaries to third graders, supporting local veterans and other causes.
Apr. 22: Hearing the trains in and around Kent reminds me of home.
Apr. 23: ASL Teacher Barbara Key of Kentwood High School has been a mentor and an inspiration to my daughter. Thank, Mrs. Key, for all you do.
Apr. 24: Kent Youth & Family Services is a hard-working, dedicated nonprofit serving youth in South King County.
Apr. 25: The entrance to Kentwood High School in the springtime is beautiful with the flowering trees lining the parking lot and Mt. Rainier as the school’s backdrop.
Apr. 26: Kent is a pet-friendly city with lots of parks and open spaces for us to enjoy with our four legged friends.
Apr. 27: The Green River Trail is a beautiful way to explore our city.