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Making sidewalks better in Kent

There are few things in life as enjoyable as watching workers work, especially those who are now out in such great numbers in the region doing new or rehab construction. Thankfully, there are plenty of people, including official inspectors, who are willing to keep close watch on the quality and process of work being done all over.

Tweens can have an impact

There are plenty of books written with babies in mind (a search of Amazon calls up over 44 million) but far fewer written for the age group dubbed “tweens”— that treacherous territory kids navigate in middle school, the years between being a small child and being a teenager.

Families’ food budget woes

The government claims that you can feed a family of five on a low-cost plan for around $300 a week. Yes, a week, and that’s the lowest cost plan. That’s the government’s own estimate nationally (published in July 2022 by the USDA, called Official USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food at Home at Three Levels, U.S.

Recognition of farming and farmers

It can be too easy for even Northwest Corner residents, who are as a group highly aware of their natural surroundings, to take for granted access to a varied supply of produce of all kinds. Farm markets and stands now abound in the region, and supermarkets generally have a good, rotating supply of fruits and vegetables, in and out of season.

The beloved baseball glove

Baseball continues to be one of the most popular youth sports in North America. More than 3 million kids in the U.S. play the game and about 10 million children play worldwide. They are not alone. In 2022, approximately 20% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 64 also play baseball, according to Statista.


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